Pretty decent day so far for Boston sports fans. First, they get a Super Bowl parade. Then their most hated hockey rival, Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, gets publicly branded as a repeat diver by the NHL.
Yeah, folks up in Boston are gonna have fun with this one.
Subban was given the Scarlet D, and had his wallet lightened to the tune of $2,000, thanks to an incident against the Rangers last week.
He was initially issued a warning for diving after a game against the Lightning on Jan. 6. The full ding came down after Subban was assessed another minor penalty for embellishment during a game against New York on Jan. 29. Rangers forward Chris Kreider also received a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play.
Subban now joins an NHL Diving Team that includes Cal Clutterbuck (Islanders), Gustav Nyquist (Red Wings), Vincent Trocheck (Panthers) and James Neal (Predators) as players who have been called out under new rules put forth by the league this season. So far, though, Subban is the only diver with his own commemorative t-shirt.